We spent a wonderful week at Casa Sulo. We highly recommend it if you want a quiet rural retreat . It is in a small village surrounded by a eucalyptus forest with the most amazing views looking out over the mountains.
We were in one of the two chalets with my son, daughter in law and their and baby in the adjacent one which worked out really well. The kitchen is well stocked and beds comfortable.
Although the weather was not boiling we had lots of fun in the pool and a bbq most evenings. Had some lovely walks through the forest accompanied by some very friendly local dogs which Maya thoroughly enjoyed.
Ken and Sue are fantastic hosts who gave us a warm welcome even though it was at a some horrendous hour of the night, nothing was too much trouble ! Fridge was stocked with delicious goodies, homemade jam, bread, wine etc . which was great as it is a bit of a way to the nearest shops. Their garden is lovely with loads of interesting plants, fruit trees etc. which we were allowed to roam. They also have a small vineyard so was facinating to hear about (and sample of course !) their wine and port making.
All in all fantastic.
Thanks Ken and Sue.
You do not expect a place like that at the end of the small village Alombada. It is a piece of Eden in Earth thanks to Ken and Sue. And they are like a couple of Angels brought for you : they will sattisfy any of your needs (all home made . honey, jams, bread, wine ... you can take your own fruits early in the morning from the tree ... so, relax.
JUST GO AND SEE !! It is the only way to "taste" it by yourself !
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We stayed with Ken and Sue during the end of June, beginning of July of 2014. We were the first Canuck (Canadian) guests they have had. We had quite the adventure finding the place, (to our surprise, the GPS had the small town on it) but the drive up the winding road of Eucalyptus trees led us to a magnificent chalet on the top of a mountain. Ken and Sue, who provided us with a welcome gift basket complete with fresh bread and vegetables, greeted us with open arms. The weather when we got there was not so great. However, our three daughters thoroughly enjoyed the pool and even made a synchronized swimming routine to thank our gracious hosts. Casa Sulo is in a great location with many beautiful places close by including Aveiro, Coimbra, and Buçaco, and is close to sights such as waterfalls, caves, and castles. Our trip was enhanced thanks to the guests who happened to be staying in the adjacent suite. They were a British couple that had stayed at Casa Sulo a couple of times. We clicked with them right away and we spent an amazing Canada Day and the rest of week drinking wine and seeing the sights. We initially had planned to stay only 7 nights, however we ended up staying 4 more nights because we loved it so much. Casa Sulo is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy the beauty and nature that Portugal has to offer. Thanks again Ken and Sue for a great time! Cheers from Canada eh!
We had a fabulous holiday at Casa Sulo and the kids loved it. We enjoyed nightly strolls around the village and the gorgeous garden. We saw our first ever shooting star and enjoyed ordering food from Ken and Sue. Loved it - thanks for the hospitality...
We have just arrived back from our week stay in casa sulo it truly is breath taking, the scenery and surroundings are so rural and natural you feel so privileged to be part of it. Sue and ken are very welcoming and warm friendly host nothing is too much trouble for them. You are situated in a lovely village at the top of the mountain called alombada were friendly hard working locals live they are all very warm and greated us if we saw them out. The beaches are amazing in avaro as we hired a car we took advantage of trips out to markets and lovely restaurants nothing quite like popping back to your vally at the end of a day tho great stay we shall defiantly be back soon x